March.22 - Savannah Girl Scouts: “A Good Turn for Goodwill Day”
Girl Scouts on Target for 20,000 lbs. Donation Goal
CF Special Report
In honor of the Girl Scouts upcoming 100th Birthday Celebration, over 150 local scouts from the Savannah area will deliver donations of clothing and household items to Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc headquartered at 7220 Sallie Mood Drive.
The scouts will officially bring the donations to the Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. offices on Sat. March 13 as of part of the scouts’ “A Good Turn for Goodwill Day” festivities.
The event is part of a council-wide service project taking place across the state of Georgia. In addition to the Girl Scouts in the Savannah area, another 95 Girl Scouts will participate in Saturday’s event at the Statesboro Goodwill location and another 150 at the Brunswick main Goodwill location.
According to Joe Driggers, Director of Marketing & Development for Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc, Goodwill Industries provided collection bags for the girls to fill with clothing and household items. Goodwill will also provide a patch to each of the girls for their efforts.
Girl Scouts of Historic Georgia, Inc. is hoping to reach a goal of donating 20,000 pounds of donations by March 13, and is currently on track to surpass that goal!
“I cannot over emphasize the importance of a partnership between two 100 year old non profits,” said Bill Oakley, President/CEO, Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc.
“The Girl Scouts 20,000lb goal has an immediate positive impact on work opportunities and income toward our mission of assisting people with disabilities and other barriers to employment to live independently and become employed across Coastal Georgia,” he added.
“Furthermore, the long term impact of the value created through this program for the girls generous support helps to shape tomorrow’s responsible citizens.” Oakley said.
Goodwill Industries of the Coastal Empire, Inc. provides job training, employment services, job placement opportunities and post employment support to strengthen communities and families by training people to become independent, tax-paying members of society. Those services include ADVANCE, a community re-entry program for people with acquired brain injury. When someone is having a hard time finding a job– either because of a disability, poverty or lack of experience, Goodwill is there to help.